Late 1940s Navy Blue Rayon Taffeta Belted Dress with Removable White Linen Lace Edged Collar and Cuffs, Calbette

$225.00 USD



  • Rayon Taffeta
  • Linen
  • Taffeta
This oh-so-demure belted dress is in excellent vintage condition: the only flaw I can find is a few needed stitches on each of the cuffs; the threaded belt loops are partially gone on each side, as well. Please be sure to note the wonderful peplum illusion formed by an outer panel with an 8" pocket at each hip and an inner panel with a 7' pocket at each hip. Note, too, both the removable 3" lace edged linen collar that sits over the taffeta collar and the removable 1 1/2" lace edged linen cuffs that sit over the taffeta cuffs. The sassy matching blue grosgrain bow completes the picture. "Demure" goes by the wayside when the lady wearing this beautiful creation moves: the burnt orange taffeta lining of the skirt swishes ever so alluringly!

Approximate measurements:
shoulder to shoulder: 15"
armpit to armpit: 15"
waist (flat): 11"
hips (flat): 14"
back length: 46"
back (metal) zipper: 21"
belt: width - 2" back; 1" front length: 31"

What a wonderful addition to your vintage clothing collection; it is a beautiful example of late 1940s wearable textile art and fashion.

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